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Tips for Creating and Implementing a Remote Work Policy

23 Feb 2017, 12:03 UTC
Tips for Creating and Implementing a Remote Work Policy
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Remote work can improve employee productivity.
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With the technology and connectivity innovations of the past decade, many jobs can now be done from anywhere. In-person meetings and communication remain fundamental to most projects, but that shouldn’t prevent companies from allowing employees to work from home.
The benefits are numerous. In addition to increased efficiency, your personnel can maintain a better work/life balance and waste less time commuting. Modern organizations realize that a happy employee is a more productive employee, and permitting them to complete their duties on their own schedule can also be a boon to retention. If all your competitors are allowing remote work and you don’t, it’s a competitive disadvantage.
Understandably, many employers have strong reservations regarding accountability, tracking and other human resources concerns. The following considerations can help any company create and implement an effective remote work policy that works for all parties:
Start Slowly
All work-from-home arrangements should start on a provisional basis. Whether a new hire is going to work remotely full time or an employee is requesting two days per week out of the office, begin by having them sign an agreement ...

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